Privacy & Cookie Policy

Personal data that we process

European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology processes personal data about you because you use our services and / or because you provide it to us yourself. Below is an overview of the personal data that we process:

First name

Last name

Company name

E-mail address

Phone number

Address Information

Location data

Data on your surfing behaviour across different websites (e.g. because this company is part of an advertising network)

IP address

Internet browser and device type

Special and/or sensitive personal data that we process

Our website and/or service has no intention of collecting data about website visitors who are younger than 16 years of age. Unless they have permission from their parents or guardian. However, we cannot verify whether a visitor is over 16. We therefore recommend that parents be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data being collected on children without parental permission. If you are convinced that we have collected personal data on a minor without such consent, please contact us at and we will delete this information.

Why we need data

European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology processes your personal data for the following purposes:

Sending our newsletter and/or advertising folder

To be able to call you if this is necessary to perform our services

To inform you about changes to our services and products

To be able to offer personalized services

The communication partner of European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology analyses your behaviour on the website in order to improve our website and to tune our offer of products and services to your preferences.

How long we keep data

European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology will keep your personal data no longer than strictly necessary to achieve the goals for which your data is collected. Our retention period is 10 years.

Sharing with others

European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology only provides to third parties and only if this is necessary for the implementation of our agreement with you or to meet a statutory obligation. Data is not shared outside the EU.

Mapping website visits

European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit this website for the first time. European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology uses cookies with a purely technical functionality. These ensure that the website works properly, for example, your preferred settings can be remembered and help us to make the website work. They also allow us to optimize our website. In addition, we place cookies that track your surfing behaviour so that we can offer you tailor-made content and advertisements. You can opt out of cookies by configuring your internet browser so that it does not store cookies anymore. In addition, you can delete all information previously stored using your browser settings.

Reviewing, modifying or deleting data

You have the right to inspect, correct or delete your personal data. You can send a request for inspection, correction or deletion to To make sure that the request for inspection is made by you, we ask you to send a copy of your proof of identity with the request. In this copy we ask you to mark your passport photo and citizen service number (BSN) in black. This is to protect your privacy. European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology will respond to your request as soon as possible, but within four weeks.


European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification to counter. If you have the impression that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of abuse, please contact us via  This statement can be modified without prior notice, in function of legal evolutions. We therefore ask you to check regularly to see whether any changes have been made and, if so, which ones. Modifications will take effect as soon as they have been announced on this website.


On 5 June 2012 the cookie law came into force in Europe. This law stipulates that websites must clearly and fully inform their visitors about the use of cookies.

Cookies are small pieces of information (text files) that your browser stores on your computer when you visit a website and that are used, for example, to remember your personal preferences:

1. Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are necessary for the site to function.

2. Social media cookies

These allow you to share an article on social media if you are logged in.

3. Analytics cookies

The website of European Plotkin Institute for Vaccinology uses cookies so it can measure where our visitors come from, what operating system they use, how many people read certain articles, etc. Through our website, a cookie is placed by the U.S. company Google, as part of the "Analytics" service. We use this service to track and get reports about how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

4. Tracking cookies

We use these cookies to keep track of the pages you visit in order to build up a profile of your online behaviour. If you do not wish to install any cookies, you can indicate this in your browser. Please consult the help function and/or the settings of your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) This statement can be adapted without prior notice, in function of legal evolutions, among others. You are therefore invited to check regularly whether any changes have been made and, if so, which ones.

Modifications will take effect as soon as they have been announced on this website.

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